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Welcome to Purvis ...
The location of Purvis has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Purvis has a population of 2,392 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Purvis.
Purvis is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Purvis lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Purvis: (601) & (769)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Purvis had an population of 2,392 people. This is an increase of 9.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.54% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Purvis had a population of 2,175 people. This makes Purvis the county's most populous community.
The population of Purvis represents 0.07% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,175 people, the population of Purvis has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,164 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Purvis.
Communities Also Named Purvis ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Purvis: This one is located in Lamar County and the other is located in Marion County.
Beyond Mississippi, there are 8 communities that are also named Purvis - they are located in Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Purvis.
Communities near Purvis ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Purvis.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Purvis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Purvis.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Purvis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Purvis.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Purvis. See our Newspapers Page for Purvis.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Purvis ...
Looking for more information about Purvis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Purvis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Purvis.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Purvis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Lamar County: www.lamarcounty.com/
The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified: 02 Mar 2021